While it would appear that the intensifying influenza outbreak seems to have skipped by Belmont – only nine documented cases in town according to Belmont Health Director Stefan Russakow – the threat of catching the flu remains high.
Just across the town line with 77 resident documented having the influenza while Boston has declared a public health emergency Wednesday, Jan. 9 as instances of the flu were ten times higher than just last year.
Also Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 18 flu-related deaths in the Commonwealth so far this season.
But fear not: according to the Center for Disease Control and Russakow, there is still time to get a flu shot. And with the weekend weather expected to be spring-like – temperatures in the low and mid-50s – it would be a great time to head to Belmont's three pharmacies to get poked.
The locations and Pharmacy times are:
CVS/Pharmacy, 60 Leonard St. in Belmont Center
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CVS/Pharmacy, 264 Trapelo Rd.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shaw's Supermarket/Osco Pharmacy, 535 Trapelo Rd. in Waverley Center
- Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.